Alan Cox (musician)
|Birth name||Alan Michael Cox|
|Born||June 11, 1999|
|Origin||Greenville, North Carolina, United States|
|Genres||Christian Rock, Contemporary Worship Music|
|Instruments||Vocals, Piano, Guitar|
History and Musical Career[edit | hide all | hide | edit source]
Alan began writing music in 2011. He began writing for his first solo album in 2015 and launched recording the project in September 2016. The album idea was brought to life through his senior project, as he chose this to be his showcase for his senior year in high school at Christ Covenant School. He enlisted the help of guitarist Ryan Townsend, brothers guitarist Ryan Silver and drummer Sean Silver, violist Walker Winslow, and Michael Cox, a bassist and Alan's father. 18 songs were recorded for the album, while 12 made the cut. The album was recorded in 2017 on February 11, February 25, and March 12 at Alan's Church, Faith Assembly of God, in Greenville.
It was announced through Facebook Live and other social media posts that the album would be called "Rise Up" and would be releasing on May 12, 2017 digitally and through physical copies distributed locally. The first single Praise Song (Hallelujah) was released on May 5 on iTunes and YouTube. During the week leading up to the album release, 2 other songs were released on YouTube as a preview to the album. "Bring on the Chaos" was posted on May 9 and "Nails" was posted on May 11. The album released on May 12 and Alan had a subsequent album release concert that night with the opening artist being singer/songwriter Hannah Morgan.
Alan is currently writing and recording for an acoustic [EP] to be released in October 2017 and has plans for his second album to be a worship album that could have a release date in 2018.